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Lead More, Control Less by Sandra Janoff, Marvin R. Weisbord

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APPENDIX A

Practicing Percept Language

Exercise 1

Translate these sentences from object language to percept language:

Object Language

Percept Language

a. “She’s a friendly person.”

a. “I have her be the .”

b. “This team annoys me.”

b. “I annoy myself with the .”

c. “You are very smart.”

c. “I have the be a .”

d. “That was awesome!”

d. “I have that be an .”

Answers are at the end of this appendix.

Exercise 2

Write a sentence in everyday (object) language describing how you feel about percept language.

Object Language

“Right now, I ______________________________________________.”

Now translate your sentence into percept language (change it to I, use active verbs, and locate all of the action inside of you).

Percept Language

“I ______________________ ...

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